Thomas Jørgensen

Thomas Jørgensen

  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The young blood thing had hilarious follow up research. Turns out that the part of the intervention that actually did anything was getting old blood out of your system - Doing a "replace as much blood as is at all...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The only sane way to have "Genetically enhanced" soldiers is to just genetically enhance the entire population. Which.. honestly, if you have the tech, I fully expect it to happen. The question is more a question of "To what degree"....
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    .. As terrible as the intent behind this educational "reform" is, it likely wont do much direct actual harm.. because the entire field of university education for teachers in the US needs reform by fire and sword. Degrees in education...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    That story again. I think the outlets just edit the dates. France has 54 reactors. 50 of them are sea cooled or have cooling towers. The last 4 are subject to heat limits once the rivers reach a certain temperature...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The issue with doctors and nurses is that we do not train enough of them. The goal should be that in a non-emergency situation, being a medical professional is a 35-hour work week job, and 5 of those is "get...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The actual stations fail gracefully - that is if it cant get what the list of items scanned should weigh, and what the weight actually is to reconcile, it tells you to get help. That makes it pretty much impossible...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The luddite fallacy, really? There is an infinity of work that needs doing. You can tell this still holds, because you are not currently lounging on the deck of your own personal automated submersible / flying yacht. Automating work is...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    re: The "inevitable rollbacks" thing. Well, that certainly made me think of one crime against trans-humanity which would almost certainly be put on the books: "Running persons on software stacks built to less than Formal-Proof-Of-Correctness standards". I do not think...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    You pick up one HD platter/ current commercially popular storage medium full of key in person from a secure location when you set up your account. That would currently be about a terabyte of data. If your needs for secure...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    It is possible to do encrypted coms with official-only access correctly. But it pretty much requires the government to be the crypto-coms-provider, and it would not be cheap to do right. You set up a central server under an army...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Because Obama did not have the common sense to have the filibuster killed from the word go. He came into office with 60 seats in the senate! That is a massive mandate. Handing over his entire agenda to be held...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    The issue there is that the Fascist Right in the US have been wanking about using one of those to re-write the US into a theocracy for decades, which has made the idea.. less than popular with the mainstream. I...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Well.. The EU is suddenly very, very focused on getting rid of unanimity in favor of qualified majority, and on building a more independent defense because the Russians have lost the plot, and the odds of the USA lighting the...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    The actual anti-impact defense of earth is that the solar system debris is quite well mapped, and getting more so by the year. The odds of us only knowing about something when it is as close as the moon is,...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Russia has tried to assassinate Zelensky up-close-and-personal a lot with no success, that suggests that whatever intelligence network they had in Kiev got wrecked by going to war. Not that they seem to have had much of one to begin...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    Near as I can tell everyone in the auto-drive space other than Tesla are planning to crack better-than-human driving by giving the computer better senses for the purpose than any human being has - that is, a lidar system measures...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    The fundamental problem is that the US does not have a news media anymore. It has a propaganda apparatus, and what it propagandizes is fear, loathing, both-sides fallacy and anxiety. People who fear and hate their neighbours will arm themseelves....
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    I consider guncontrol to be a futile distraction in the US context. Given the worked up paranoia of the US right, you could not enforce any serious restrictions on gun ownership without building pyramids of skulls out of Bobs and...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Seaborg Technologies managed to get Natrium Hydroxide to stop eating structural steels. They want to use this for a molten salt reactor, but the fundamental chemistry is insanely useful for both thermal solar and also conventional nuclear, because once it...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    A reactor grid can do thermal instead of electric storage. This is both vastly cheaper, and more importantly, involves no scarce resources, so doing more of it pushes the price down, not up. You fit in fuck-off-huge tanks between the...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Harder-than-expected wear happened to the UK AGR reactor. For most other reactor design, the experience has been "Well, we are at the end of the originally envisaged design life, but if we swap out these there parts, good for another...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Dont think the north can really win reconstruction solely by the fist. You need a strategy that decisively break the slave power. I think the best starting point would be to break up all the plantations. Legal Shenanigans: Charge all...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    The obvious big field not seeing enough capital is "Electricity in the third world" - Enormous returns to human welfare and productivity, and the electric company can easily capture enough of the latter to make money hand over fist without...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    I think it fairly likely "Tesla is highly overvalued" is what the twitter purchase is actually about. If Musk sold Tesla stock to buy index funds with the money, the market would take that as proof positive that the valuation...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    Irans situation is due to Trump.. not giving a shit about the good name of the USA nor about keeping diplomatic levers useful, and being an evil troll instead. It rather demonstrates my point, actually, because Iran has very limited...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    Sanctions are tools of political pressure. If you comply, they get lifted. If they did not, they would be useless. So if Russia leaves Ukraine, the sanctions go. If they leave except for Crimea, the sanctions get rolled back to...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    No, it is a statement entirely void of informational content. That is, the Russian spokes person would say that literally regardless of Putins intent. And would not even be informed of what that intent is. This is one downside of...
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    Given who Putin is buying, gold. Rightwing loons are almost invariably goldbugs...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    No. Read the dissents. That holds no water at all. (because it proves rather too much.) Shelby was written in spectacular bad faith and the fact that the court did not have an anvil dropped on it for that bullshit...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    If you are going to impeach justices, impeach everyone that signed Shelby for breaking their oaths of office. Which a functional congress would have done years ago. Shelby is the decision that gutted the voting rights act. The voting rights...
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